First National Real Estate has announced it will continue to underpin the improvement of life saving skills through its sponsorship of the Ocean 6 ‘First National Real Estate Board Series’.
Ocean 6’s ‘First National Real Estate Board Series’ events will be televised weekly on FOX Sports over summer. Taking place over six rounds, the Ocean6 Series is designed to bring the action and excitement of surf sports into the modern age.
Ocean6 combines the skills of an Olympic swimmer, with a world-class track and field athlete and an ocean-faring ski and board paddler into one high-octane competition.
Athletes compete across six disciplines; Board Paddling, Open Ocean Swimming, Surf Ski, Taplin Relay, Beach Flags, and the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman professional competition.
First National Real Estate believes that helping lifesavers improve skill, speed and efficiency will help reduce the risk of drownings on our beaches.
Commenting on the initiative, First National’s chief executive Ray Ellis said ‘The First National Real Estate Board Series demonstrates this network’s commitment to highlighting water safety as an issue for all Australians’.
There are four rounds remaining in the 2017/18 series:
•Wollongong – 15/17 December
•Surf Coast, Victoria – 12/14 January
•Surfers Paradise – 2/4 February
•Cronulla – 23/25 February
One male and one female athlete will be crowned ‘Summer of Surf First National Board Series Champion’ at the conclusion of the Ocean 6 competition series.
‘Surf Life Saving at our beaches is just one part of the water safety picture’ said Mr Ellis.
‘Each year around this country, too many people drown in rivers, dams and backyards. Awareness of the dangers presented by bodies of water throughout the country is what will make a difference.’